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Assistant's Grade Examination

Assistant's Grade Examination

The syllabus of the preliminary Exam and the Main Examination of the Assistants Grade Examination conducted by the SSC is given as under:

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

This is of multiple choice questions type.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Questions in the Test of Reasoning Ability will be Non-Verbal and Verbal both. Of the 75 items, 25 items will be of Non-Verbal based on Classification, Analogy and Series, etc. The remaining 50 items will be of Verbal Type based on Letter/Number series, Letter/Number/Word Analogy, Number/Letter/Word Classification, Coding and Decoding, Problem Solving/Finding the Rule, Spatial Orientation/Special Visualization, Statement Conclusion/Syllogistic Reasoning.

General Awareness Syllabus

Questions in this test will aim at measuring knowledge of current events besides knowledge of General Science/Social Science and their application to the society. This test will also include questions on Sports, Culture, History, Geography, General Polity, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Arithmetic Syllabus

This test will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Estimation, Use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc.

Language Test

Questions in this test will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using Verbs, Prepositions, Articles, etc.), vocabulary, spellings, sequence of sentences in a paragraph, sequence of words in a sentence, cloze passage and comprehension passages, etc. Synonyms and antonyms will be asked in the context of the given passage.

Syllabus for Main Examination

Main exam will be of Conventional Questions type.

Paper I: Language Comprehension Syllabus

General English:

In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English Language and its correct usage, his writing ability would also be tested. A question on paragraph writing/report writing etc. may also be included.

Communication/Writing Skill:

In addition to the testing of candidate's ability to understand correct English/Hindi Language, his comprehension and writing ability would also be tested. Questions on Precise, Short Essay, Letter Writing etc., would also be included.

Paper II: Arithmetic Syllabus

Simplifications involving Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Average, Profit and Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Graphical Representation of Data, Reading of Linear Graphs and Tabulation of Data.